I know you have stated you don’t like circuit races, but did you catch any of the Macau GP? Got to see it on TV here in Asia and it is absolutely amazing. Zero runoff room, not a airbale/haybale in sight.
My pick would be Brundle at McLaren
Eddie Cheever at Benetton
(i know, not that obscure)
I am quite fascinated with Cheever’s career actually. I wonder what would have happened with him in a top car. He was pretty close with Renault. I had forgotten he won Indy!